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Fussell, Paul, The Great War and Modern Memory, Oxford University Press, 1975.

Fussell examines World War I and how it has been assimilated, remembered, and mythologized by later generations. Chapter 2 gives an excellent account of life in the trenches.

Horne, Alistair, The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916, St. Martin's Press, 1963, reprint, Penguin, 1994.

Originally written in the early 1960s, this remains the best account of the terrifying battle of Verdun, between the French and German armies. Over a period of ten months, there were a total of 1,250,000 casualties. Horne's research includes personal interviews with survivors of the battle.

Kakutani, Michiko, "Seeking Fiancé's Fate, and Finding Bigger Issues," in New York Times, September 21, 1993, p. C17.

In this review, Kakutani views the novel as a gripping philosophical thriller and a meditation on the emotional repercussions of war.

Sixsmith, Major-General E. K. G., "Morale and Discipline," in The Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia...

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